Job Posting: Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network

The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

CAAN is a non-profit national Indigenous organization with the following mission: CAAN provides a National forum for Indigenous Peoples to holistically address HIV and AIDS, HCV, STBBIs, TB, Mental Health and related co-morbidity issues; promotes a Social Determinants of Health framework through advocacy; and provides accurate and up to date resources on these issues in a culturally relevant manner for Indigenous Peoples wherever they reside.

Reporting to a national Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for overseeing the establishment and strategic implementation of the organization’s objectives and activities to achieve CAAN’s mission. The CEO is a dynamic individual who will bring responsive and exciting leadership to CAAN’s membership and guide a diverse staff working across the country. To achieve this, the CEO is responsible for overseeing all operations including: research and programs; formulating organizational policies and procedures; ensuring evaluation and reporting to all funders. Public relations, fund development and networking are key expectations of the CEO role.

The ideal candidate:

  • Must support the mandate, policies and procedures of the CAAN and be able to develop
    and update new guidelines as needed;
  • Has extensive knowledge of HIV and AIDS, Hepatitis C, Sexually Transmitted Blood
    Borne Infections, Tuberculosis, Mental Health and related co-morbidity issues;
  • Is grounded in Indigenous cultural ways, respecting a diverse Indigenous population
  • Has a demonstrated ability to lead, develop and work with teams and community
  • Has strong financial management capabilities and operational management experience
  • Must have experience with proposal writing and fundraising
  • Must be willing and able to travel extensively, including internationally, and have a
    current passport



  • Minimum five (5) years in a senior management role, including extensive knowledge of
    the Employment Standards Act
  • A postsecondary degree in a related field (e.g. Social Sciences or Social Justice) and/or
    an equivalent combination of education and experience, ideally in a non-profit HIV sector
  • Demonstrated ability to report to a Board of Directors and carry out their strategic
  • Strong written & oral skills, including keeping accurate records and developing
    narrative/financial reports
  • Strong financial capabilities, with the ability to manage an annual budget of a least $2
    million, including preparing budgets for Board approval
  • Must be proficient in MS office Suite (and others);
  • Must have a Class 5 Drivers License


Key duties:

  • Oversee the human and financial resources to implement CAAN’s objectives and
  • Supervise two major departments of Programs and Research
  • Establish, prepare and implement annual budgets, financial and administrative controls
  • Formulate and approve promotional campaigns
  • Approve overall personnel planning, including hiring, training and ensuring annual
    personnel appraisals are performed
  • Represent the organization, or delegate representatives to act on behalf of the
    organization, in International, National & Regional committees, councils, etc.
  • Vision and plan for both the short and long term objectives and activities to achieve
    CAAN’s mission
  • Work closely with committees, including finance, personnel, and contract negotiation
  • Plan, organize and implement fundraising initiatives

Preference will be giving to persons with Indigenous ancestry. People living with HIV and/or
HCV are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a permanent full-time position subject to CAAN policies and salary scales. This position
is based out of Vancouver, British Columbia

Excellent working conditions, competitive salary, expected start date: Mid to late August
Please submit resume and cover letter by email: Att. Don Turner, CAAN Treasurer at
[email protected]

Deadline: July 15th, 2019 by 4:00 pm PDT.